Storm slams Japan, kills 2 and paralyses traffic

A powerful rainstorm is battering Japan, paralysing traffic and leaving thousands of homes without electricity.

Tokyo: A powerful rainstorm is battering
Japan, paralysing traffic and leaving thousands of homes
without electricity.

Two people have been killed and dozens injured by the
storm that lashed across Japan`s main island of Honshu today.
A low pressure system was causing the storm that had
winds of 108 kilometres per hour nearly typhoon strength.

The Meteorological Agency urged people to stay indoors.
Police said two people died in separate warehouse collapses in
Toyama in the north and Kagawa in southern Japan. Public
broadcaster NHK tallied more than 160 people injured.

The storm halted commuter trains and grounded more than
500 domestic flights in and around Tokyo. Many companies and
stores closed early. More than 10,000 households lost
electricity.

PTI